Working in a scientific manner
Some aspects of scientific research
The methods of working and thinking in science subjects are usually highly regarded in teaching. Even if there is not just one specific scientific method, the collocation of various aspects of scientific work has proved to be very valuable in teaching:
- observing and measuring
- comparing and organizing items in the correct order
- finding out and experimenting
- guessing and checking
- discussing and interpreting
- modelling and formulating mathematical problem situations
- investigating and communicating
Doing scientific work - more than manipulating objects
Integrating all these aspects suitably into the course of a lesson goes far beyond just manipulating objects as ordered by the teacher. It helps develop a broad basic knowledge.
Talking, exchanging ideas, communicating and discussing, but also the written summary of a coherent ideas eventually leads to a scientific way of thinking and working.